Monday, May 4, 2009

The Hunt for Gollum -- the ultimate piece of fan art?

When I first encountered this film online, I blew it off. How good could a non-profit movie be, after all?

Then ultra-geeky and faithful Tolkein fans ("Yuri") told me it was impressive. Now that I'm watching it, I, too am impressed. In fact -- this piece qualifies as "fan art" -- and therefore must be the ultimate, end-all, piece of fan art in existence.

Here is the link to the official website for The Hunt for Gollum.

Here is a little about the movie in their own words:

The Hunt For Gollum is an unofficial not for profit short film by a group of enthusiast filmmakers. As a Lord of the Rings Fan Film, we are not affiliated with the Tolkien Estate or New Line Cinema and are producing this project as an entirely non commercial film. As with other fan films we are making this purely for the enjoyment of the material and the experience of making a high quality low budget film.

Production began in early 2007 when writer-director Chris Bouchard started adapting the script from the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings. Since then, the first three days of filming were completed in September 2007 on location in N Wales.

Making a high quality non-profit film would not be possible without the commitment of a large number of talented cast and crew. This production has been open to everyone for collaboration, and as a result, the passion for this project has drawn together a diverse blend of working professionals, students and youth from every walk of life.

Enjoy folks following their passion,


[via my faithful Canukistani operative "Yuri"]


saypdx said...

Have you been able to watch it? I haven't - say's it's "Private Content" and has been labeled private by the author.

Boo hoo!

saypdx said...

Um, never mind. By click click clicking around I found a way into it. Thx for posting!

Sharky said...

I heard about this via NPR...Don't you love people who talk about NPR? So me my wife and my sis get a few flagons and Halfling leaf in us and sit down to watch.

Production value...pretty good.


I am not going to crap on the whole thing because I like the idea of it...but, jeez it would have been so much cooler if they had used a different unnamed Ranger and characters that weren't in the movie. The Arwin thing was particularly bad.